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London’s Pocket Parks: Aldgate Square, EC3

London's newest Pocket Park opened a couple of weeks ago, replacing an ugly road junction that was a legacy of 1960s thinking.

350 years of the Blue Coats celebrated at the Museum of London

Founded in 1552 for the education of poor children, the pupils of Christ’s Hospital have since become far more famous for their distinctive blue uniform.

Get up close to the Sikh Empire at this outstanding SOAS exhibition

There's an exceptionally good exhibition on at the moment at SOAS in the centre of London all about the Empire of the Sikhs.

New exhibition looks into the death of the Russian Royal Family

Probably one of the most famous royal deaths in history, and still a mystery, the Science Museum is putting on an exhibition about the execution of the Romanov Royal Family.

Pay a visit to Avebury Stone circle

There's a part of England's green and pleasant land that's rich in ancient stone works, and at one place, you can find a pub inside a giant stone circle.

London’s Alleys: Tyler’s Court, W1

This barely noticeable crack in the tall buildings on Wardour Street is Tyler’s Court, home to werewolves and vampires. The name of the alley probably derives from the use given to the land in the area at times, namely excavating

Disappear Here – Playing with your perspectives at RIBA

The display space inside architectural head office for RIBA has been given over to to the notion of perspective.

Courtauld Gallery closing for two years

You have just a few weeks to visit the Courtauld Gallery before it closes for the next two years for a major refurbishment.

Exhibition – 450th anniversary of the Tylers and Bricklayers

This year marks the 450th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth I granted a monopoly to the Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers to control the market in London.

Kew Garden’s remarkable concrete bridge

It doesn't look like much, but the train station at Kew Gardens has a remarkable survivor of early reinforced concrete -- and most people have no idea that the shabby looking footbridge is it.

Scratched photos of asylum seekers in a church crypt

An exhibition of photos of people seeking asylum in the UK with their faces crudely scratched away.

Over 3,000 buildings opening their doors for Heritage Open Days 2018

Heritage Open Days, the (two) weekends of the year when lots of buildings open their doors to the public has published its initial list of properties.

London’s weekly railway news #261

A weekly round-up of London's rail transport news...

Tickets Alert: Cheap annual tickets to the Transport Museum

This weekend, there will be a "flash sale" offering annual passes to the London Transport Museum for just £10 per person.

The dragons have returned to Kew’s Great Pagoda

Famous for its long since removed dragons, the Great Pagoda in Kew has rarely been open to the public. Until now. And the dragons are back.

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